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Spaulding Academy & Family Services Names New CEO

Published Monday Dec 28, 2020

Spaulding Academy & Family Services Names New CEO

Spaulding Academy & Family Services (formerly Spaulding Youth Center) in Northfield appointed Todd Emmons president and CEO. Emmons joined the organization in 2017 as chief financial officer and has served as Interim CEO since the end of September.

“In the weeks since Todd stepped in as interim CEO, he has been a constant and steadying force on campus, bringing his knowledge of Spaulding as well as his collaborative and open style to the role,” says Michael Ventura, Chair, Spaulding Academy & Family Services Board of Directors. “He is deeply committed to the mission of Spaulding and the children we serve. Todd’s actions are informed by his integrity, compassion, and humility, and he will keep Spaulding focused on the future as we move into 2021 and the years to come.”

Emmons has more than 30 years of executive experience in financial management and operations for education institutions, including Quinsigamond Community College, Elms College, Daniel Webster College, and Saint Anselm College. Prior to joining Spaulding Academy & Family Services, he was vice president of finance and operations and treasurer of Colby-Sawyer College.

He currently serves as a member of the board of directors for both the New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority (NH HEFA) and the Community College System of New Hampshire.

“I’m grateful to be continuing my work with the families and staff of Spaulding Academy & Family Services in this important role,” Emmons says. “The past several years have been among the most rewarding of my career, and I look forward to advancing Spaulding’s mission in partnership with its exceptional team of educators, clinical, and residential staff.”

For more information about Spaulding Academy & Family Services and its comprehensive special education services, visit

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